Publisher: Penguin Australia

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Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

Review: The Turning, Tim Winton

“Time doesn’t click on and on at the stroke. It comes and goes in waves and folds like water; it flutters and sifts like dust, rises, billows, falls back on itself.” Tim Winton is a beloved Australian author. I have only read one other novel by him (Breath), and I… Read more »

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Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

Review: The First Third, Will Kostakis

I am 50% Greek. So reading The First Third was like attending one of our massive family reunions with the second cousins, the third cousins, the yiayia’s, papou’s, the excited Greek chatter (which I did not understand) and the food – always so much food! Kostakis introduces us to a… Read more »

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Review: Tyringham Park, Rosemary McLoughlin

Review: Tyringham Park, Rosemary McLoughlin

In 1917, twenty-two month old Victoria Blackshaw mysteriously disappears from her family’s country estate in Ireland.  She leaves the residents and staff at Tyringham Park bewildered as they search the grounds and surrounding villages for any sign of her. Victoria is the pretty, favoured younger sister of sullen and awkward… Read more »

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Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

Review: The Rise of Nine, Pittacus Lore

We will not conquer our obstacles by running away from them. Speed does not matter, just that we do not stop. This series is really a lot of fun and the third instalment of the Lorien Legacies is filled with action and character development.  In The Rise of Nine the… Read more »

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Review: Night Beach, Kirsty Eagar

Review: Night Beach, Kirsty Eagar

I don’t want romance and stolen kisses and sweetness and hand holding. I want something so big it’s like two planets colliding, with an aftershock that I feel for the rest of my life. Where to start with this book.  This is not a run of the mill Young Adult… Read more »

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Review: The Fault in our Stars, John Green

Review: The Fault in our Stars, John Green

“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.” I found this book so emotional that it took me a good week to pick up another… Read more »

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Review: Nameless, Lili St Crow

Review: Nameless, Lili St Crow

This review will be fairly short as 3 weeks of reading this book and only getting 36% of the way through on my third attempt at starting it, I decided to add this book to my DNF pile. I have never read any other Lili St Crow books so I’m… Read more »

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